There’s a lot going in my ears at present so I thought I’d drop a few on here while working on a couple of longer pieces and ahead of the inevitable ‘Holy Shitballs OKNOTOK Is Amazing’ post* and share what’s been cropping up regularly in the mix as it were.
Pearl Jam – Of the Girl (Instrumental)
I’m putting together a post about Pearl Jam, specifically their fallow period from 2000-2005 and I think Binaural often gets a bad rap. There’s a lot going on in the songs as this instrumental take of ‘Of The Girl’ from the PJ20 soundtrack shows.
The War On Drugs – Holding On
Because there is a new War On Drugs album dropping this year and this is the first single from it. Shame that the wax looks to be what I’d consider over-priced.
The Appleseed Cast – The Waking of Pertelotte/On Reflection
I don’t think I’ve touched on this band here so far. I can’t get enough of the Low Level Owl albums these days (even if they passed me by first time) and I love, LOVE Josh “Cobra” Baruth’s drumming. These are two seperate tracks that open Volume 1 but are best experienced flowing together as intended .
The Kinks – I’m Not Like Everybody Else
So many great Kinks songs to chose from…. this is a Ray song sung by Dave. It was a b-side to ‘Sunny Afternoon’ but the version I keep listening to was from their final release To The Bone and I first heard it and got hooked via ‘The Sopranos’. **
Fleetwood Mac – Albatross
Because a) this is a great tune to listen to when the sun is shining and b) early / Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac > Rumours Fleetwood Mac.
*I dropped needle on it once and confirmed I need a new stylus. Until that arrives….
** See also: ‘Living On A Thin Line‘.